Crossword clues for cedilla
- Mark placed under the letter c
- Mark made under a 'c'
- Mark at bottom of letter: "Edward has to wear black"
- Spanish diacritic
- Pronunciation aid
- Part of Curaçao
- Under-C hook
- Mark under a consonant
- Mark suggesting a 'c' should be pronounced an 's'
- Mark indicating a softened consonant
- Literally, "little z," in old Spanish
- French diacritical mark
- French "c" feature, maybe
- François's diacritic
- Façade component
- Cousin of the tilde and umlaut
- A French letter might have one
- Facade feature
- Every garГ§on has one
- FaГ§ade part
- Janet's fiancГ© in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"
- Letter attachment?
- Mark in the intersection of 58-Across and 43-Down
- FaГ§ade feature
- A diacritical mark (,) placed below the letter c to indicate that it is pronounced as an s
- Façade part
- Janet's fiancé in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"
- Every garçon has one
- Diacritical mark under a 'c'
- Garçon's need
- Addition to a letter
- Mark under a letter c
- Mark under a French c
- Mark under a consonant in French, perhaps
The Collaborative International Dictionary
cedilla \ce*dil"la\ (s[-e]*d[i^]l"l[.a]), n. [Sp. cedilla, cf. F. c['e]dille; dim. of zeta, the Gr. name of the letter z, because this letter was formerly written after the c, to give it the sound of s.] A mark placed under the letter c [thus, [,c]], to show that it is to be sounded like s, as in fa[,c]ade.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1600, from Spanish cedilla, zedilla, literally "little z," from a Latin-like diminutive of Greek zeta "the letter 'z'." The mark (formerly also used in Spanish) was derived from that letter and indicates a "soft" sound in letters in positions where normally they have a "hard" sound. See zed.
n. (context orthography English) In the spelling of Catalan, French, Portuguese and some other languages, a mark sometimes placed under the letter (term: c) to indicate that it is pronounced /s/ rather than /k/, as in French ''menaçant'' and Portuguese ''almoço'', and also used in various other languages to change the sounds of other letters.
n. a diacritical mark (,) placed below the letter c to indicate that it is pronounced as an s
A cedilla ( ; from Spanish), also known as cedilha (from Portuguese) or cédille (from French), is a hook or tail ( ¸ ) added under certain letters as a diacritical mark to modify their pronunciation. In Catalan, French, and Portuguese, it is used only under the c, and the entire letter is called respectively c trencada (i.e. "broken C"), "c cédille", and "c cedilhado" (or "c cedilha", colloquially).
Usage examples of "cedilla".
Italics and diacritical marks such as accents and cedillas are omitted and unmarked.